Palak rice recipe | Palak pulao recipe | Spinach rice


Palak rice | Palak pulao

Palak pulao is a delicious dish which is liked by people of all age groups. Palak pulao by parveen has a step by step process of how to make the dish. This makes it very easy to understand for even beginners. This recipe can serve 3 peoples. You can find Palak pulao at many restaurants and you can also prepare this at home. This authentic and mouthwatering Palak pulao takes 10 mins for the preparation and 15 mins for cooking. When you want to prepare something delicious for a party or special occasion then Palak pulao is a good option for you. The flavour of Palak pulao is tempting and you will enjoy each bite of this. Try this Palak pulao on weekends and impress your family and friends. You can comment and rate the Palak pulao recipe on the page below.
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Ingredients (240 ml cup used)

  • 1 cup rice (uncooked)
  • 1½ tbsp oil
  • ½ star anise or few petals
  • 2 green cardamoms or elaichi
  • 3 cloves or laung
  • 1 small cinnamon stick or dalchini
  • ½ tsp cumin or shahi jeera
  • 1 small bay leaf or tej patta
  • 2 cups spinach or palak (tightly packed about 100 grams leaves)
  • 2 to 3 green chilies sliced
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste or 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 1 medium potato or any veggies
  • ½ to ¾ garam masala
  • 2 pinches turmeric or haldi
  • salt as needed
  • 10 to 12 mint leaves or pudina
  • lemon juice as needed

How to make the recipe

Preparation for palak rice

  1. Cook rice and cool completely in the usual way. Rice must be grainy and not mushy.
  2. Wash palak thoroughly in ample water. Drain completely.
  3. Add them to a blender and puree.
  4. Heat a pan with oil, add spices and saute for a min.
  5. Fry ginger garlic paste until the raw smell vanishes.

Making palak rice

  1. Add onion and fry until golden. Add veggies and saute until they are tender. If needed sprinkle some water and cook.
  2. Sprinkle garam masala, salt and turmeric.
  3. Pour palak puree and saute until the raw smell goes off.
  4. Add mint leaves and saute for a min or two. Switch off the stove.
  5. Transfer the cooled rice, squeeze in the lemon juice.
  6. Mix everything well. Check salt and add more if needed.
  7. Serve palak rice hot or warm.

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